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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good clean room, Staff efficient ( when the owner Nicole is around which is most of the time) and friendly (sometimes). Food ok but I cannot Highly recommend it, breakfast average. Internet average. One of the best things was the very personable owner Nicole who ceaselessly makes thing good. All in all above average so the very good rating. Location...

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Los Altos, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very pleasant two first days in Cambodia thanks, also, to the Hotel we were lucky to pick. At the 252 we felt very welcome and the European feeling of the rooms and common areas, made us feel at home. Staff and owners are very helpful with everything. They provided me with a new sim card for my...

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Taiyuan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 252 is an ideal location for the older traveler wanting to avoid the backpacking crowd. It's a short tuk tuk ride to nearly all the sites of interest, and the staff go out of their way to make one's stay a pleasant and enjoyable experience. One female staff member gave me several excellent suggestions for both my trip to...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at the 252 for 3 night while I was visiting Phnom Penh. The room was large,clean and very charming. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Nicole and Stephane (the owners) are always going for the extra miles and make you feel very special.I definitely recommend the 252 to anyone who wants to have a great time in...

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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will love this charming hotel. Owners and hosts Stephane and Nicole make you feel so welcome and go out of their way to make sure you are loving it. The pool and cabanas are even better than the photos! We often spent afternoons after touring, just relaxing poolside. Interesting clientele as usual in a boutique hotel! For real travellers...

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Byron Bay, Australia
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We stayed at the 252 for 4 nights and it was just fantastic! The staff is wonderful and helps out with all you need. As I have back problems, they added a soft mattress right away. We didn't have any idea on what to visit and where to eat, and they recommended city tours and nice restaurants. By the way,...

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4Thank Manolo F
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Pool had lots floating in it, looked liked it hadn't been cleaned in a while. Pool tiles were falling apart, grout had dissolved over time and some sharp edges. Burger served poolside was raw and spoilt, sent it back. Second burger arrived overcooked, beef still spoilt and smelly- not much customer service when we complained. No quilt on the beds....

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Stéphane C, Owner at the 252, responded to this review

Dear Matt, Thank you for comments regarding your stay with us. Our pool is thoroughly cleaned each day early in the morning. As our pool is surrounded by greenery, it might although happen that there are some leaves falling from the trees. Our staff is cleaning with the net several times a day and makes sure that the leaves are...

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We really enjoy our 3 days stay at the 252 hotel. Room: - Minimalist deco but nice for us - Big and clean - Bathroom with nice shower with a very good pressure - Small and comfortable balcony Pool: - Nice - Clean - Big enough to swim every morning Food: - Breakfast with no time limit - Delicious food...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Friendly welcoming and great staff.Pool was a luxury with a relaxing atmosphere.Slight negative side was no view at rear of property and the second time we stayed we were on the top floor which was bit of a hike but the good points far outweighed these.thank you 252

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Nice little gem in the heart of the city. I booked online and got a great deal! The pool is open 24hrs and the hotel has a very laid back/social atmosphere. I recommend a pool facing room on a high floor.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Phnom Penh and the 252, the boutique hotel in the heart of Phnom Penh, the Pearl of Asia – step in, lean back and relax. With 19 spacious and stylish rooms decorated by Tendance Khmère©, the swimming pool surrounded by a leafy tropical garden, the bar and restaurant, we aim to make your stay extraordinary and unforgettable. The 252 is conveniently located in a quiet area close to the striking Independence Monument and within walking distance to the popular Street 278 with its shops, restaurants and bars. The Quay Sisowath, the Royal Palace, the Central Market and the National Museum are within 5 minutes drive by tuk tuk. ... more   less 

Additional Information about the 252

Address: Street 252 #19, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh 12000, Cambodia
Region: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Price Range: $75 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — the 252 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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Also Known As:
The 252 Hotel Phnom Penh
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Phnom Penh
#8 Romantic Hotel in Phnom Penh
#14 Business Hotel in Phnom Penh
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“You might want to get a room with Pool view.”
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“Room 10 requires walking up two flights of stairs, but the privacy and spaciousness of the room made it very worthwhile.”
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“Floors have great balconies with chairs and a table. Anything higher than ground gives you a great view”
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